Millennium Green Help Needed Sunday July 16th

Many thanks to everyone who helped out clearing the play area of weeds and the old shavings last weekend. In order to finish preparing the surface for the new bark there is another party for as many people as possible on:

SUNDAY 16TH JULY AT 10 A.M.

Please come along with gloves and suitable tools.

Contact Jackie on 01568 708281

If anyone has some other spare time then it would be wonderful if  they could go down with a barrow, rake and shovel and help to get the shavings into a trailer that is parked by the play area. (Note that it is important that we don’t take up the existing terram at this stage as it is keeping the layer of stone underneath clean. )

Many thanks again for your support

Andrew Parsons

Honorary Secretary – Kingsland Millennium Green Trust

SMAAAK News and Events Update

Our thanks to all who attended the Whalebone gig which attracted punters from as far as Birmingham! It was a brilliant evening during which Kingsland was pronounced the best “Accompanying Singing Village” by Whalebone. Thanks Guys! Together we raised over £350.

Coming up….

Now in its fourth glorious year, and generously sponsored by Sarah and Tavey at The Angel Bar & Kitchen, July sees Pop Up Opera’s performance of Cimarosa’s The Secret Marriage, which takes place on Saturday 15 July, Kingsland Church at 7.30pm.

Did you know that Pop Up Opera was founded by Herefordshire born and bred Clementine Lovell whose vision is to make opera relevant and available to everyone?

Clementine writes: “When I began training as an opera singer, I had mixed reactions from my friends. Opera wasn’t really their thing…one even claimed to be “allergic” to it. That stayed with me, and I wanted to prove them wrong, to show them that opera could be magical, hilarious, devastating or moving. I founded Pop-up Opera in 2011, on my return from living in Italy. Opera is so much a part of Italian culture, so broadly appreciated, and is performed everywhere, not just in the big houses. I grew up in a small village in the UK, miles from an opera house. We never went to see it, it wasn’t an option. My uncle has a barn where he hosts folk and blues events and we put on an opera there for a largely non-opera going audience. They loved it. It made me think about how the setting can have a bearing on people’s enjoyment, or their willingness to give it a go. Each new space presents a challenge. The production grows and evolves as it pops up in different places”.

The plot? Ridiculously silly, but in essence, a rich Italian businessman attempts to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results. One of the most successful comic operas of the late eighteenth century, Cimarosa’s Secret Marriage is about following your heart and makes for a perfect summer opera.

Tickets £25 /£10 under 18 are now available online from www.artsalive.co.uk in addition to Kingsland Post Office, or by calling 01568 709579.

We aim for free seating but please call to discuss any special requirements T: 01568 709579.  Weather permitting, why not picnic on the Green and sample the delights of The Angel’s excellent Pimms Tent?  Our huge thanks also to Dan and Alexandra at Allstar Luxury Toilet Hire for providing luxury convenience at its best!

We look forward to seeing you there! Jim and Dee Davies, Trustees SMAAAK

 

SMAAAK is a non religious charity raising funds for the restoration and improvement of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland, with community use very much in mind.   Registered Charity 1152383

Appeal to build 30 dwellings on land behind The Lindens – how to make representations – deadline 25th May

We have been asked how to make representations to support or object to the planning appeal to build 30 dwellings behind The Lindens. For your information this can be done in a variety of ways as follows and must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 25th May.

You can make a representation:

Online via the Planning Inspectorate website by clicking here then clicking the Make Representation box in the top right hand corner

By email to west2@pins.gsi.gov.uk

By letter to Ms Jenni Ball-Room 3M, The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN. (3 copies are required if posting.)

PLEASE NOTE both email and letters require the ref APP/W1850/W/17/3172697 to be quoted.

 

SMAAAK News and Events

SMAAAK are proud to present ….

What a summer in store! We have

Whalebone Saturday 3 June, Coronation Hall, Kingsland 7.30pm

Critically acclaimed acoustic trio Whalebone who blend Celtic folk music with strands of rock, Americana and Eastern European tradition play Kingsland featuring their award winning new album Mirabilia.

The band are known for using more unusual instruments alongside traditional guitars and fiddle, with five-string violin, eight-string baritone guitar, mandolin and bouzouki all featuring in their music.

For more of the band in action, visit www.whalebone-music.com or check out their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/whalebonemusicvideos

Tickets £10/£6 under 18s are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/whalebone or the usual outlets (see below).

Pop Up Opera’s The Secret Marriage, Saturday 15 July, Kingsland Church 7.30pm

The plot? A rich Italian businessman attempts to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results. One of the most successful comic operas of the late eighteenth century, Cimarosa’s Secret Marriage is about following your heart and makes for a perfect summer opera. Interested? Visit http://popupopera.co.uk/

Tickets £25 /£10 under 18 are available online from www.artsalive.co.uk in addition to

Kingsland Post Office, or calling 01568 709579.

Jim and Dee Davies, Trustees SMAAAK

SMAAAK is a non religious charity raising funds for the restoration and improvement of SMichaels & All Angels, Kingsland, with community use very much in mind.              Registered Charity 1152383